New International Version
"Son of man, the Israelites are saying, 'The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.'
King James Bible
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.
Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days, and he prophesieth of times that are far off.
World English Bible
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.
Young's Literal Translation
Son of man, lo, the house of Israel are saying, The vision that he is seeing is for many days, and of times far off he is prophesying,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In your days - will I say the word, and will perform it - Even these mockers shall live to see and feel this desolation. This is more particularly intimated in the following verses.
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'... He prophesieth of the times that are far off.'--EZEKIEL xii. 27. Human nature was very much the same in the exiles that listened to Ezekiel on the banks of the Chebar and in Manchester to-day. The same neglect of God's message was grounded then on the same misapprehension of its bearings which profoundly operates in the case of many people now. Ezekiel had been proclaiming the fall of Jerusalem to the exiles whose captivity preceded it by a few years; and he was confronted by the incredulity …
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2 Peter 3:4
They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'?
The word of the LORD came to me:
"Therefore say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"
"The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future."
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come."
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